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b024c62f164a06b6dbeGarages are primarily intended to be places to park your car. That is obvious, right? Then why are so many of your neighbors leaving their cars in the driveway overnight? The answer is obvious – there is no room because of all the random things stored in the garage. It is time to get organized. If you don’t have the time, The Maids of Greater Boston in Newton, MA can help and can also perform housekeeping services for your home. But if you have the time; go for it! So what is the first step of organizing a garage? That would be throwing out the junk.

If you take a look around your house, you will find cabinet handles are everywhere. You have handles on kitchen cabinets, dressers, entertainment center doors, and on all the drawers. These cabinet handles do wear out with time; they can loosen or even break off. Broken cabinet handles can make house cleaning and daily house function frustrating.

It is possible to tighten loose handles, but if the cabinet handles have been scratched or stained, it will be better to just replace them instead of trying to repair them. Replacement will not only be cheaper, but will give you the opportunity to try something new.

Have you always wanted to reduce the amount of electricity you use? Well, now you can with the help of fluorescent lamps. These lamps can help you in reducing your electricity usage and, consequently, your electric bill by as much as two-thirds of your current bill. The fluorescent lamps are highly prevalent in the market due to the focus of government on increasing energy efficiency and the technical advances made by the manufacturers.

A standard incandescent bulb uses 50% more energy than a comparable fluorescent lamp. The energy-saving capacity of a fluorescent lamp can be gauged from the fact that a 12- to 13-watt fluorescent lamp will provide equivalent brightness of a 60-watt incandescent bulb.

In your day-to-day life, you make use of many different items in your home. Even if you are too busy in your daily schedule, you likely have to spare some time in the morning and evening and carry out every day housekeeping. This tends to take a lot of your time, but if you try to stay organized, it will be very easy for you to save time and achieve more in your home and work.

In a home, small items tend to make the house cluttered which, in return, end up making you slower when trying to carry out household chores because you are constantly moving objects around. The following are tips for helping your home stay organized and make cleaning very easy for you:

We all love pets in our homes, but what we don’t love is having pet hair strewn everywhere. From beds to sofas and couches to floors: wherever you look, all you see is pet hair. With this being the case, you have to ask: how do you get rid of pet hair so that your house looks nice and clean even with your adorable pet around?

Performing your housekeeping chores and staying ahead of your household duties can not only help you keep your house neat and  clean, but it can also help give visitors a good impression of your home. Here are some effective ways to get rid of pet hair without making too many changes to your daily schedule.

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The 5-mile Walk will take place at Boston’s DCR Hatch Shell along the beautiful Charles River Esplanade on Sunday, October 5th!

We are also excited to announce a special contest connected to the Making Strides of Boston walk. Walk Participants who register online at www.makingstrideswalk.org/bostonma and raise $300 by October 1st will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Grand Prize of free house cleaning for a year!*

When it comes to food in the household, it can be a costly expense. A lot of the expense is derived from your shopping methods and preferences. Impulse buying is always a challenge too. It can be hard to resist a really good buy. But will you use that good deal? Maybe you will and maybe you won’t. By preparing your shopping list, you can get exactly what you need and if you save enough money, you can use it to hire a housekeeping service to get more free time or spend it on a family fun day. Either way, it pays off.

Are flies making merry in your home, while you suffer from the nuisance? Well, using house plants to get rid of flies in your home, would be a good, organic and eco-friendly way. No need of any pesticides, or expensive sprays. Just follow one of the tricks below and your home will be spic and span again.

The winter months have officially moved in, and with them may come deep snow, blizzards, and ice storms that can knock out power or trap you in your home for a few days. If this happens when you’re unprepared, it can be terrifying, but with just some preparation, you can feel confident that you are ready for any winter storm.

First thing’s first: a messy house in an emergency becomes a serious problem. Getting in and out of a messy house should you need to evacuate or if you need to be rescued can be a hassle and even dangerous. Keeping your house clean through regular housekeeping or maid services is just as important as any other emergency preparation step you take.

Now, right in the middle of the holiday season, is about the time last-minute gift buyers start looking for gifts. Are you a last-minute shopper or did the holidays sneak up on you this year? If you are racking your brain trying to find gift ideas for those hard-to-shop people in your life, here are three ideas to get you started.

 Unique Gift Cards

Lots of people give gift cards to restaurants and stores, but people give gift cards for services less often, even though they are a great idea. Who doesn’t want maid services to do the housecleaning? And now, some utility companies even provide gift cards, letting you help someone with their electric or water bill—I bet there are quite a few people who would be happy to see that in their stocking!

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